"Mother Mary" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
Do you want to elope tonight
Getting lost in the shadows
All dressed up like a switchblade knife
Let's hang in love from the gallows

Or we can take a walk around the lake
There's a garden in the park there
Under the stars next to the fireside

Anywhere is better than here

Oh Mother Mary, take my hand
I'll be a saint, I'll be your man
I'll do most anything, 'cause I don't care
Oh Mother Mary, take my hand.

Take a ride on the midnight train
We'll fall asleep at the station
Too much wine, driving me insane
And then we'll miss our destination

Oh well, too bad, who cares, it's all right.
As long as we will stick together
In hell we'll rain a rose of sunshine
We'll watch it rise and shine forever


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"Mother Mary" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentI love this song sooooo much!!! It's the best song I've heard in a while. I think the lyrics are wrong though. Does it really say "I'll be a sailor"? I've been listening to it a lot and I think the chorus goes "I'll be your saint, I'll be your man". I might be wrong, but that's what I think... I love Billie Joe's voice and this song is so comforting and it makes me feel so good. Can't stop listening it. I had almost forgotten how much I love Green Day.
    MissNeuroticon December 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOkay, just came back to say that this so reminds me of warm, light summer nights :) and why isn't anyone commenting? so amazing song. If the next GD album is as good as this I'll go crazy. And I still think some of the lyrics are wrong. at least the "fog" is supposed to be "park". sorry for bitching...
    MissNeuroticon January 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmaybe Mary is whatsernames real name O_O

    himynameismarkon June 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt does say "I'll be your saint,I'll be your man" which is pretty cool. I didnt like this song at first, but by the second listen of actually hearing the lyrics its awesome. Reminds me of some kind of untainted love, but I can see the summer connection.
    InsaneJediGirlon February 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAfter listening to this song for a while, I wonder... is it about pot? Kind of a crackhead conclusion, but I started thinking [ Mother Mary -> Mary Jane -> Marijuana ]? And since it's pretty obvious at least Billie Joe is in this band...

    I like this song, either way. It makes me feel happy and relaxed... sounds like the point of pot :] Okay, enough of that. Billie Joe has a lovely voice that I find... soothing? I'm not sure if that's the word I'm looking for.

    The chorus and this part, "And then we’ll miss our destination
    Oh well, too bad, who cares?
    It’s alright
    As long as we stick together
    And there will rain a row of sunshine
    We will watch it rise and shine forever" stick out to me
    skissorzon March 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHahaha :D yeah, pot used to be one of their favorite topics... used to. I have to say I don't exactly wanna agree with you here.

    And I find his voice soothing too. It always makes me feel better when I feel helplessly lonely. I have days when GD is all I can listen to.
    MissNeuroticon March 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentand also, other foxboro songs are talking about Mary. are you saying they are all about pot.
    MissNeuroticon March 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can see the 420 connection here, but it's true that the character Mary was mentioned in another song. That could detach this song from the rest, sort of. The lyrics on this album seem to follow a story the way American Idiot did, though a bit more loosely.
    rage.loveon April 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGood song
    NimrodLiciouson April 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds kinda brit pop doesn't it? Awesome song.
    minimegooseyon May 16, 2008   Link

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